Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring in KC!

Oh my goodness, the weather has been crazy these past few days! Yesterday was a beautiful, balmy 80 degrees. Around 9pm a storm rolled in with golf-ball sized hail and even 40 mph winds. We truly thought the windows in our house were going to break for about 10 minutes as the hail (or "hazel", as Kendall calls it) slammed into us. We lost power for about an hour and the kids were pretty freaked out! There were trees down and some families near us actually did have broken windows. I'm just sure we have roof damage. Now this morning, it is sunny and 45 degrees. I mean, from 80 to 45 in less than 12 hours?? Welcome to spring in KC!

I went to THE most amazing place ever on Friday morning: Good Juju! My friend Betsy took me and I seriously thought I might lose my mind (in the best possible way!). Good Juju is a fabulous antique/vintage market that is open the first weekend of every month in the West Bottoms. They have incredible home furnishings and decor at crazy cheap prices. Most pieces are truly old and salvaged items that have been spruced up with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. I could have spent tons of money, but summoned up some serious restraint by telling myself that I can go back next month! I think I spent a grand total of $116 and picked up these goodies:

Vintage kerosene can that I am spray-painting white and distressing. Tried to wrap up the spray-painting project yesterday but was quickly deterred by that crazy wind!

I have been looking all over for an old window like this...will be madly searching home decor blogs for ideas on where to use it!

This old toy box was a must-have for Kendall's room! It's really sturdy and has just the right amount of distressing--YUM!

This vintage wash basin and stand were probably my favorite purchase of the day ($18!). The stand was originally cream but I felt that there was not enough contrast with the bowl, so I pulled out my trusty black glossy spray paint and fixed that right up. Over the weekend I found some darling pears and apples covered in strips of newsprint in the dollar bins at Michaels and they have found a new home in the basin. Love it!

This is a really fun old apartment mailbox that I picked up for my mom. I can just imagine rows and rows of these in an old high-rise.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!


Tara said...

Hey Erin, you hit gold on your shopping spree. You got some great bits, my favourite is the pink toy box - gotta love that. Make sure you post some after shots as I can't wait to see what you do with them.
T xxx

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Awesome finds! My bff lives in KC...I might have to plan my next trip around a visit to Good Juji :)

Trulie Scrumptious said...

Just wanted to let you know I LOVE your blog! My sis and I just started one and would love it if you gave us a visit and let us know if you have any great tips on making a great blog like yours..

betsy said...

LOVE IT! Katy saw a cool thing for your window on Nate Berkus... I will have to have her tell you... some kind of mirrored paint or something. You know, not my thing! : )

Natalie said...

Love all your buys but that toy box is dynamite! That lid with all those miter edges is just dreamy! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog and I hope you get to stop by again soon!

Anonymous said...

Erin, that window reminds me of the one a friend of Leighann's salvaged and had made into a cabinet...I will e-mail you a picture of it because now it belongs to me! Leighann also had a simple table made to hold it. It's one of my favorite pieces of furniture. Love your blog! -Becky

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